David Pascall stood down in 2012 as Chairman of Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) and DCI Inc having prepared them both for privatisation for the UK Government.
From 2002 to 2007, David was Managing Director of Terra Firma Capital Partners, reporting directly to the founder, Guy Hands, with €30 billion invested mainly in UK and Germany. He also had responsibilities for Germany as MD for Terra Firma GmbH based in Frankfurt and ran the first major property privatisation in Germany with the €2 billion purchase of 64,000 flats from the German railways (Deutsche Anninngton). He was also responsible for developing new European countries including France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Greece and Turkey. Previous to this he was Managing Director of Nomura Principal Finance Group.
From 2000 to 2002, David was Transaction Director and later Managing Director at Nomura Principal Finance Group.
From 1996 to 1998 he was Finance Director of Rocco Forte Group, assisting Sir Rocco Forte on his return to the hotel business following Granada’s take-over of Forte plc. By 1998, the group comprised three operational hotels and four committed development projects in UK, Italy and Russia with other European projects under negotiation.
From 1993 to 1995 he was Finance Director at MAI, the broking and finance company, and Chief Executive Asia Pacific from 1994 to 1995. His reponsibilities included joint ventures in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and New Zealand and companies in Hong Kong, Australia and Bahrain.
From 1989 to 1993 David was Head of BP’s Change Management Programme, Project 1990. He was appointed to completely rethink BP’s organisation, style and structure for the future. David led the introduction of major cultural and process change across BP.
David has also held a number of key senior positions advising government. From 1982 to 1983 he was in the Central Policy Review Staff at the Cabinet Office (on secondment from BP), and from 1983 to 1984 he was policy adviser to the Prime Minister, Lady Thatcher at the No 10 Policy Unit, also on secondment from BP. From 1991 to 1993 he was the (part-time) Chairman of the National Curriculum Council. In 2006 he became a member of the Development Advisory Council at the University of Birmingham
David has held key positions in major corporations, and advising government. As a speaker he can draw on his deep personal experience of leadership, change and strategy at the highest level.
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